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Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? or just show contempt for congress? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these ones crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company working for one of america's banking giants. chief investigative correspondent ryan brosz brian e this evidence is stunning.
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Sep 15, 2010 5:30pm PDT
this week with stephen hayes, one of the two men accused of killing his wife and two daughters in a brutal 2007 home invasion. >> mostly focused on the questions that i was being asked. just try to do the best i could for my family. >> reporter: in court, petit endured the 911 call made by a teller in this bank where his wife jennifer, seen here on the surveillance video, was taken by her attackers. >> we have a lady who is in our bank right now who says that her husband and children are being held at their house. the people are in a car outside the bank. she is getting $15,000 to bring out to them. if the police are told they will kill the children and the husband. they have their faces covered. she is petrified. they told her they wouldn't hurt anybody if she got back there with the money. she believes them. i think she's walking out now. >> reporter: she walked into the ultimate nightmare. hayes and his accomplice took her home where she was sexually assaulted. her two children were tied to their beds. her husband was tied to a pole in the basement. dr. petit managed to escape by untyin
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
grayson? >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you at full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. jake is willing to help. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. just six weeks before the midterm elections. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it already last night. and we'll have paul ryan here. the congressman. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connec
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 2:05am PDT
everyone safe. so i took control of the ship. so you'recome3 > y >> so let' and stephen colbert andf1 o kind of enslenn k.nd of enslenn whols gl beck basically a ra basically his whole thing was this is a religious rebirth in america at the site where the mlk speecven, a dream." so jon stewart, kind of seizing wanted to host a rally. so he proclaims it, and en colbert decl, igo to have my own rally while j stew n tow >> it is on! october 30th, on the mall. because now is not the time to take it down a notch. now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom! >> i heard about your march to keep fear alive, stephen colbert. you will see me on the washington mall on october 30th! >> they're obviously having some fun at his expense. now, "the daily show" coincidentally will be in washington during the time of the scheduled march. or the scheduled rally there. taping shows to air october 25th and 28th. and he's also -- jon stewart, by the way, promoting a new book called "earth: the book." >> okay. a little promo there too. those guys are so good. no wonder everyone loves them so muc
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Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. the oldest, major stephen hutchinson, killed in a bomb blast at age 60. among those states especially hard-hit, 22 troops from tiny vermont died. the small population of montana suffered 230 wounded. in all, 34,268 americans would be wounded there. and the fighters we lost were sons and daughters from every single state. from 26-year-old specialist michael edwards of fairbanks, alaska, to 38-year-old chief petty officer patrick wade of key west, florida. 4,000 miles between them, in one nation indivisible, serving when called. >>> and, now, we turn to the giant storm, hurricane earl, the growing threat to the east coast. hurricane watches have just been issued for most of north carolina's coast. and as the monster storm builds, getting stronger as it goes, tonight, it is a category 4, 135-mile-per-hour winds, gusting up to 160. in the atlantic, the waves are surging, and the hit onshore could still come thursday. steve osunsami is in morehead city, north carolina, watching the approaching storm. >> reporter: hurricane earl came close enough to islands in the caribbean to rip off rooftops,
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm PDT
: for you specifically. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: when we first met stephen browning in 2003, he was a gung ho, can-do american, freshly arrived to help rebuild iraq, as part of the pentagon's temporary government. >> i personally believe that there is no mission in the world more important than the mission that we are doing right here in this country today. >> reporter: today, he's a father of two, living outside of denver and his assessment of the war now genuinely surprised me. you don't think it was worth it? >> i don't think it was worth it. i mean, we'll see. maybe iraq will be a shining star of democracy in the middle east. i just don't see it happening. >> reporter: this boy appeared in an abc news story in 2007. at age 12, he was working in a mechanic's shop because his father, the breadwinner, had died during the invasion. "i dream," he told us, "of going back to school." but three years later, we found him, still at work. i met this shia sheikh in 2003 when he was a serious 29-year-old. he is now a militia leader who is so venomously anti-american that our local staff said interv
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 4:00am PDT
familiar faces. >> comedian stephen colbert paid tribute to american forces by packing them in his studio and serving them up with a diet of beer, ice cream and hot dogs. guess who he got to help serve up the hot dogs? none other than the vice presidenenoe biden. it was simply for the troops. very cool. >> to say the least. >>> coming up next, the stories we'll be following today. we'll be right back. going? they'reiscovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™ and taken with methotrexate it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit 4simponi.com to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious and sometimes fatal events can occur, such as infections, cancer in children and adults heart failure nerus system disorders, lir or blood problems, and allergic reactions. before starting simponi™ your doctor should test you for tb and assess your risk of infections including fungal infections a
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 2:05am PDT
-- >> reporter: and with that he was off. stephen wampler of california, husband and father of two, has cerebral palsy. and on sunday he left his wheelchair to begin the climb of his life. >> steve, how's it going, man? >> long day. seven hours climbing. >> reporter: steve is aiming to become the first person with cerebral palsy to climb the famed el capitan in yosemite national park. he trained for more than a year. each draining pull of that rope bringing him five inches closer to the top. but it is a towering challenge. el capitan is not just one empire state building but two. >> the sun today is brutal. holy crap. >> reporter: and today, suspended more than 1,000 feet above ground, we called him. hello, steve? hey, it's david muir in new york. how are you? >> good. and you? >> reporter: i guess you're just kind of hanging out. >> if you want to call it that. >> reporter: he's been climbing and sleeping on capitan for three days now. >> another 650 feet. so you're more than halfway there. >> yes. >> reporter: and none of this is surprising the woman who 15 years ago b
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 4:00am PDT
, quote, people too busy to go to rallies. and jon stewart's conservative foe, stephen colbert will hold the keep fear alive rally, on the same day next month. >>> now, we know the truth about what actor joaquin phoenix has been up to. you may remember phoenix's very bizarre appearance on dave letterman's show last year. >> he carried on that persona in the documentary, "i'm still here." well, now, the movie's director, casey affleck, says his film is completely fake. and that joaquin has just been playing a role, while telling everyone he was giving up acting in order to pursue a rap career. >> i saw that movie. i'm not surprised. >> casey said, it's the performance of his career. >> we'll see where his career goes for now. >>> up next, the stories we'll be following today, including a milestone for england's future king. milestone for england's future king. we'll be right back. estive syst. think i'l pass. no, no, no! trust me. it is beyond tasty. mmm! wow! i can't believe it, i loe it! mmm, this is really good! new best tasting activia ever! ♪ activia / now you can join the fight ag
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Sep 23, 2010 4:00am PDT
america," it seems these days, this guy is everywhere. stephen colbert, on capitol hill and organizing a march on washington. and on top of that, he is stopping by our studios for some straight answers to our tough questions. >> i have a feeling there will be a couple laughs between the tough questions, right? >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> and for everybody else, the new theory. did moses have any help in that classic scene we all remember, in which he split the red sea? in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation where you're free to do anything you want. which may be nothing at all. royal caribbean international. visit royalcaribbean.com today. ♪ your favorites, in pieces. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. when pain keeps you up, nothing is proven to help you fall asleep faster
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 4:00am PDT
year. >>> comedy central host stephen colbert heads to capitol hill to testify before a house committee on illegal immigrant farm workers. colbert is considered an expert witness as spending a day on a farm as a picker. >>> and a glitch that kept an earth-bound capsule from docking is being figured out. the capsule will land back on earth tomorrow. >>> coming up later, underwraps. a compelling look at what it means to be muslim in america. >> our correspondent goes undercover to find out firsthand how women of islam are treated in this country. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also try new tide free in-wash booster. the more you spend, the bigger the bonus, up to $250 to use on your next purchase. start earning with
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 7:00am PDT
for stephen slater. jetblue says that slater is no longer an employee. he drew national attention after he slid down the plane's emergency chute. beer in hand. following a confrontation with a passenger. >>> and finally, put your right foot in, put your right foot out. you know the tune. that's what more than 7,000 people in iowa did to set the record for the most people dancing the hokey pokey. they shattered the old record by almost 3,000 people. a cynical person could say they have too much time on their hands. but i wouldn't say that. >> you're not that cynical for sure. >> right. >> everybody needs a hobby, ron. >> sing it for us again? >> i'm not doing it. >> you, marysol, not cynical. in the slightest. >> no, who doesn't love the hokey pokey? come on? >> do you mean that? >> not at all. good morning, everyone. let's take a look at some video of what was hurricane earl. believe it or not, two people died as a result of this hurricane. one in new jersey, one off the coast of canada. it was all due to rough seas. that was the big story as you look at this video coming out of block isla
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 12:05am PDT
on a wheat thin. >> jimmy: you did? that's where he's been. >> i beat stephen hawking in a doing anything physical contest. >> jimmy: you did? >> i really did. i didn't think he would take me up on that challenge. and i peeled grapes and fed them to a blind men, he felt it and i told them, these are your eyes. just for poops and giggles. >> jimmy: the blind have great senses of humor. sounds like you had a lot of fun. i can't help but feel like there's -- i don't know. there's something -- i don't want to make you uncomfortable. it seems like there's something different or is there something wrong or, anything -- >> i'm not going to lie, i'm kind of doing the sad clown thing tonight. i'm covering up a bit. >> jimmy: i felt a little extra squeeze -- >> i'm a little downtrodden, kimmel. >> jimmy: what is wrong? >> it's this whole -- ah, michael bolton thing, getting eliminated from the "dancing with the stars." >> jimmy: i did not know you were a big michael bolton fan. >> i really am. >> jimmy: you are? for a long time? >> in more ways than you could ever imagine. >> jimmy: really? what is
ABC
Sep 18, 2010 12:05am PDT
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ABC
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> there was a strange spectacle on capitol hill on the comedian, stephen colbert testifying beforess hearing on immigration. he was there because he had done a segment on his show spent a day working in fies ts was he came to the hearing, however in character, as a blow-hard tv commentator. and he stayed in character the entire time. he did not, however, exactly get the laughs he's used to getting on his show. >> it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. maybe this ag jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. the point is, we have to do something. i'm not going back out there. i trust that following my testimony, both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the american people, as you always do. >> love him. subcommittee chairwo
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 7:00am PDT
. and one of the questions he tries to answer in his new book, do aliens exist? we're talking about stephen hawking. he asks do aliens exist? and also has made headlines that now, he's changed his mind. that we don't need god to explain the universe. >> wow. highly-controversial. but he is brilliant, as you said, george. >>> and can brain surgery stop obesity? we'll show you a radical, new treatment that one woman has undergone to control her food obsession through her brain. >> martin bashir investigated that for "nightline." we'll talk to him in a minute. >>> first of all, i'm going to take a stroll down here. one of the waciest show wackie have on tv. that's "wipe-out." jill wagner, ladies and gentlemen. a huge fan. huge fan. you all have seen "wipe-out." the obstacle course? >> how many want to be on the show? yeah. >> they're vying for -- have you seen what they do to contestants on the show? jill, you're right there, up close and personal. i'm wincing at home. what's it like being there? >> i can't tell you. i feel like a big kid every day. it's fun. we want you to come on the show,
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
. this is her story in her own words and finally stephen hawking. you don't have to be a real science nerd to read it but he tells you everything you need to know about physical seconds. it's been very controversial. >> because he flipped many years ago and said he thought that god did begin the universe. now he says not necessarily so. >> he's looking for a new reason for "the grand design" the title of the book. you learn a lot from. you think you understand as you're reading it and gives you a lot to talk about with your family and friends. >> janice kaplan, thanks very much. we have a whole lot more on our website plus 13 more picks, excerpts from the books all on our special books page at ab life leaves spaces for you to create in, shouldn't your card do the same? it can. meet zync from american express. it's a great way to get more out of the things you're into. build yours to fit your life by adding packs filled with bundles of rewards and benefits. it's not just a card. it's your canvas. create yours at zynccard.com. greed. the wealthiest corporations. billions in profits and bonus
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also point out, an
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >> thank you for making time for us. >> we'll have stephen colbert here tomorrow. >> see you then. have a great day. now i can stop pain from any angle-- with no mess. (announcer) new icy hot spray. relief that's icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. and no mess. new icy hot spray. don't mess around with pain. saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work -- 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighbor about state farm, then call an agent at 1-800-state-farm or go online. ♪ >>> we have breaking news from cal state's east bay campus in hayward. fire officials say crews working on a construction project there broke a 3 inch gas line. it happened an hour ago. people left the campus where today is the first day of fall classes. no injuries or fire and pg&e is on the scene. we'll be fo
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Sep 23, 2010 2:05am PDT
's cohort, stephen colbert, will testify on immigration reform and the importance of migrant workers. colbert will be on "good morning america" talking to george stephanopoulos. >>> the tea party movement has become such a political power these days the fight for control in congress in the upcoming midterm elections could rest in the tea party's hands. >> where did this grassroots movement come from, and how did they become so popular, seemingly so fast? john berman went looking for answers. >> reporter: this is a tea party -- >> how would you like your tea? >> reporter: this is a tea party. and this is a tea party. so how did we get from this, to this, to this? it starts here. boston, massachusetts. 1773. pesky colonists decide the british have more than bad teeth, also bad taxes. destruction of a good drink leads to creation of a revolution. fast forward 236 years. economy in the toilet. housing in the gutter. national mood in the sewer. welcome to your new job, mr. president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: government enacts big stimulus, big auto bailout, bi
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
are inside. >>> comcomedian stephen colbert is in front of hearings today. >>> lindsay lohan will be back in a beverly hills court today, facing the consequences of her recent relapse. the troubled star admitted on twitter to failing a court-mandated drug test. our mike von fremd has been covering the twists and turns. and is joining us now from outside the courthouse. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, juju. lindsay lohan will walk into this courthouse a free woman. but she may be taken out in handcuffs. after spending 13 days in jail and 23 in lockdown rehab, lindsay lohan decided to do some shopping this week. much to the delight of celebrity photographers. she made this trip after confessing on her twitter page to failing a court-ordered drug test. and said, i'm taking responsibility for my actions. and i'm prepared to face the consequences. "us weekly" magazine says, it's talked to witnesses who say they watched lohan compose the mea culpa, while drinking whiskey in a bar and giggling. >> lindsay lohan needs a swift kick in the tush is what she needs. she needs it hard an
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